"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by TelePlay, March 29, 2015, 05:19:20 PM
Quote from: Kenton K on December 30, 2013, 10:45:34 PMNow, the tedious part, clean all the parts with soap, water, or whatever you use. Be careful with using solvent, as it will remove any date and code stamps. You can also use steel wool on the buttons to remove some discoloration.
Quote from: compubit on March 29, 2015, 10:48:23 PMOn a side note...Any thoughts on a Princess Touch Tone that is missing the ink in several of the numbers? On those buttons, the numbers/letters are embosse, so there's some process to get ink/paint down into the crevices to make the characters visible again...Thanks!Jim
Quote from: TelePlay on March 29, 2015, 10:52:03 PMI didn't go down and look at one to verify or see how they are made but if you mean the numbers are recessed, below the surface, then wouldn't it be quite easy to squeegee the slightly thinned out paint into the number and then wipe the surface clean? If the numbers are raised, that would not work.
Quote from: Contempra on March 30, 2015, 08:08:37 AMQuote from: TelePlay on March 29, 2015, 10:52:03 PMI didn't go down and look at one to verify or see how they are made but if you mean the numbers are recessed, below the surface, then wouldn't it be quite easy to squeegee the slightly thinned out paint into the number and then wipe the surface clean? If the numbers are raised, that would not work.Hi teleplay... These are numbers carved into the plastic. So it could use of indelible ink. This ink is not crumbling when it is dry. Have a great day
Quote from: 19and41 on March 30, 2015, 06:10:06 PMFor surface coffee, tar and nicotine coatings I use either a curved hemostat with a folded 1" to 1-1/2" x 1/4" square of paper towel moistened with straight ammonia to use as a cleaning swab or a paper towel with ammonia using vinyl disposable gloves. it removes most of those coatings. If there is sugar involved, use the towel moistened with warm water. I work with controls for radio communications equipment and they get plenty nasty and I use the old reliable ammonia from time to time. Don't allow it to flow into the inner workings though. just a cloth dampened with it should be enough.
Quote from: TelePlay on April 02, 2015, 08:50:48 PMI know this is tar and other stuff from a very heavy cigarette smoker. I will post a few pictures of the handset, specifically the inside of the transmitter which is, well, uh, describable picture to follow . . .
Quote from: 19and41 on April 03, 2015, 02:26:21 PMOne thing I have had good luck with, moistening a cloth with it and rubbing all sides of the buttons, followed with a dry cloth, is this..http://www.arrowmagnolia.com/productcart/pc/GLAYZIT-TELEPHONE-REFINISHER-56p953.htmlit gives a little lubrication to the buttons, without attracting dirt or dust.